At least 10 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) were injured in a factional clash at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Tuesday afternoon.
Jahangir Arif, officer-in-charge of IU Police Station, said there had been a longstanding dispute between IU BCL unit incumbent general secretary Rakibul Islam Rakib and former assistant secretary Faisal Siddique Arafat over establishing supremacy on the campus.
Following the dispute, the two factions swooped on each other with sharp weapons, leaving 10 people, including Rakib, injured.
The feuding groups also exploded four crude bombs during the clash.
IU acting Proctor Anisur Rahman went to the spot and sent the injured to Kushtia Sadar Hospital and IU Medical Centre for treatment.
Meanwhile, around 100 supporters of Arafat locked IU main gate.
The acting proctor said they were trying to take all measures to fend off further trouble on the campus.
Germany has said the introduction of ePassport and Automated Border Control Management is a “milestone” for the cooperation between Bangladesh and Germany, being equally important with regard to business as well as security.
“This achievement can be seen as part of the Prime Minister’s (Sheikh Hasina) vision for modernizing the country,” said the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany here welcoming this new development and congratulating Bangladesh on its achievement.
Electronic passport or ePassport will formally be introduced in the country on Wednesday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the ePassport service and automated border control management at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).
The Embassy said it places Bangladesh into the top of the elite group of countries with the most remarkable and temper-proof ePassport systems.
It offers Bangladesh’s citizens convenience and security for international travels. At the same time, it contributes to national security, according to the Embassy.
“Germany has proven that it stands ready to support Bangladesh in this vision. German enterprises are willing to further engage in additional business and cooperation activities in Bangladesh providing the most advanced technology and highest quality,” it said.
For Bangladesh, the Embassy said, the project signalises an important step in the transition to the latest generation of electronic travel documents, meeting the highest security requirements in the world.
The project represents a “successful partnership” between the Department of Immigration and Passports, Security Services Division, Ministry of Home Affairs and the German company Veridos GmbH, said the Embassy.
Expressing his reaction to the verdicts in the CPB rally bomb blast and 1988 Laldighi Massacre cases, Law Minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said it has been proved with the judgments that no criminal is above the law, no matter how powerful they are.
“If there’s a prime minister like Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh, people can rest assured that the trial of every crime or wrongdoing will be held as per the law,” he said while talking to reporters at the Secretariat.
Asked whether the rule of law has been established with the judgments, the minister replied in the affirmative, saying the culture of impunity has also been uprooted. “All the criminals are being tried. So, now we can say firmly that the rule of law has been established in the country.”
Replying to a query about BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail, he said the court jailed her for embezzling orphans’ money. “Besides, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court denied her bail. All these things are under the jurisdiction of court.”
Asked about BNP’s allegation that the cases were politically-motivated, Ansiul said those were not filed during the tenure of Sheikh Hasina’s government. “So, if BNP alleged that the cases were politically-motivated, they can’t prove it through document.
A court here on Monday sentenced 10 people to death in a case filed over the bomb attack on a CPB rally in Paltan area in 2001.
After long 32 years of the gruesome killing of 24 people attending Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina's rally in Chattogram in 1988, a court in Chattogram on Monday sentenced five people to death in a case over the killing.
The court also sentenced them to 10 years’ imprisonment each in the case.
A murder case accused was hacked to death at Hilalpur in Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Rajon Ahmed Raja, 32, son of Ashik Miaj, and No. 8 charge-sheeted accused in a murder case.
Quoting locals, Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Moulvibazar Model Police Station, said Pir Azad, brother of Rubel, and gang leader of terrorist group ‘Pir Bahini’, picked up Rajon from Balikandi Kheyaghat around 10am and took him to his house.
Along with his associates, Azad hacked Rajon indiscriminately, leaving him dead on the spot.
Later, they sent the body to Sadar Hospital on a CNG-run auto-rickshaw and left the house keeping it locked.
A tense situation was prevailing in the area after the murder and additional police have been deployed there, said the OC.
The World Health Organization (WHO) will host the first-ever ‘Health for All Film Festival’ in Geneva on May 17-21 on the occasion of the 73rd World Health Assembly.
Independent filmmakers, production companies, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world have been invited to submit their original short films on health.
The submissions can be on any health issue or social and environmental determinants of health for the first two categories (non-fiction and animation), according to the UN office in Dhaka.
The third category focuses on nurses or midwives to pay tributes to the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020.
Only films completed between January 1, 2017 and January 30, 2020 are eligible for the festival. For each category, there is a prize of USD 5,000 and a special student mention of USD 2500.
Film has the unique ability to make people feel, laugh, cry and think, WHO says mentioning that through the creation of compelling human-interest stories, filmmakers have the potential to influence health and catalyse change.
Films are a powerful way to raise awareness, improve understanding and encourage action and that is why WHO will host the first-ever Health for All Film Festival in Geneva in May 17-21.